Summer-Fall Transition

The end of August: the end of summer vacation; a bitter sweet time for everyone, but for any Fashionista, the beginning of Fall Fashion! Goodbye shorts and sandals, and hello scarves and leather jackets!

While some of us head back to school up north, the rest of us in our tropical island can enjoy the perks of Fall Fashion with these universal Fall Fashion Dos this year:

– WARMER COLORS
As September approaches, dress up in warmer colors. See Fall 2013 color palette:

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– GLAM MAKEUP
Dare to wear deeper lip color such as burgundy or tomato red; And add drama to your eyes with a classic cat eye, or try a copper eye shadow.

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– LAYERS
As the temperature drops, pick up the cardigans, vests, scarves etc… Instantly gives an outfit dimension and oomph.

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– PATTERN MIX
A big fashion trend this Fall. Mix and pair your favorite prints and patterns!

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– CARDIGANS
Rock the preppy style with a nice cardi as they are perfect for school and/or work and can be worn it different ways.

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– “NO WHITE AFTER LABOR DAY” RULE OUT
We are in 2013 anyways, who says to follow the rules? Wear that sexy white dress, and buy that beautiful white coat or blazer!

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Here are a few essentials that are best for Summer-Fall transition:

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– Denim Jacket
– Plaid Shirt
– Shorts: leather, plaid, or in dark colors. (not to wear with sandals)

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Did London Fashion Week prove the city’s title as Fashion Capital of the World?

The extensive media coverage of the London Olympics this past summer as well as the elegance of the Duchess of Cambridge, really helped solidify the city’s title as “Fashion Capital of the World” for the second consecutive year, surpassing New York City that had held the title for years. While Paris and Milan will always be known for their elegance in Haute Couture, London’s fashion scene and designers are know for their extravagant eccentricity and edge. (see slideshow at the end)

What did London Fashion Week deliver this season?

 

                  

This week, London-based designers have shown us once again why they are among the elite in the fashion world. From Louise Gray’s Kaleidoscope show and Peter Pilotto’s amazing prints to the 70’s disco party at Jonathan Saunders and Meadham Kirchhoff’s memorable spectacle, the runway was flooded with a variety of colors and quirky prints.

We cannot forget THE Christopher Kane who, in his collection this season, played with sheer fabrics as accents to garments, while also incorporating lace, ruffles and detailed beading as embellishments. Mulberry added a fresh scent of florals to its “English Garden” collection using a palette of cream, peach, and mint. Appropriately enough, Lady Gaga opened Philip Treacy’s show which was presented as an homage to Michael Jackson. Models walked the runway in Treacy’s collection which was inspired by vintage MJ costumes.

Of course, there is always London’s one and only Burberry Prorsum that delivered an electric space-age show. “I want it to be joyous, a bit sassier and sexier”, said creative director Christopher Bailey. Metallic leather, shiny satin corsets, foil-like fabrics, silk capes and iridescent body suits invaded the catwalk in a wide range of gemstone and metallic colors such as: copper, bronze, emerald, turquoise and garnet. For the finale, Bailey had his models walk out in a rainbow of metallic trench coats.

This year’s Spring/Summer 2013 London Fashion Week leaves little or no doubt that London deserves its title. It has continued to embody new and innovative fashion trends. In doing so, it daringly, yet capriciously, rounds out the “Big-Four” of Fashion Capitals of the World.

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Picture source: Vogue.com